Dr Philip Murgatroyd
|Position||Project and Modelling Manager|
|Location||L21, Richmond building|
|Department||School of Archaeological and Forensic Sciences|
|Telephone||+44 (0) 1274 234450|
Research Interests (key words only)
Computer simulation, Byzantine military logistics, submerged landscapes, archaeological big data, augmented reality, 3D modelling, 19th century military literature, gravimetry
Lost Frontiers Project Manager
- B.Sc (Hons) Archaeology, 2004, University of Bradford
- MA Archaeological Research, 2006, University of York
- PhD Archaeology, 2011, University of Birmingham
After 11 years in the computer industry, Phil started an Archaeology degree at Bradford. Since then he has worked in a commercial archaeology unit and for the GG-Top project at the University of Birmingham. His work has included data visualisation, geophysics and computer simulation. He has been part of a series of multidisciplinary research projects, including the Anglo-American Project in Pompeii, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes project, GG-Top, Medieval Warfare on the Grid and is now part of the Lost Frontiers project.
Phil is currently managing the computer simulation aspects of the Lost Frontiers project, using agent-based modelling to test hypotheses regarding the environment and human inhabitants of Mesolithic Doggerland. He is also working on a book about the Medieval Warfare on the Grid project.
Lost Frontiers – A multi-disciplinary project using seismic mapping, sedimentary DNA and computer simulation to investigate the drowned landscape of Mesolithic Doggerland.
The Lost Frontiers project is a collaboration between the Universities of Bradford, Warwick, Birmingham, St Andrews, Trinity St Davids and the University of Nottingham in Ningbo, China.
- Murgatroyd, Philip, and Vincent Gaffney. “Calm before the Storm?” In Social Simulation Conference, 2014
- Murgatroyd, Philip. “Visualising Large-Scale Behaviours: Presenting 4D Data in Archaeology.” In Visual Heritage in the Digital Age, 259–74. Springer, 2013
- Craenen, Bart, Philip Murgatroyd, Georgios Theodoropoulos, Vincent Gaffney, and Vinoth Suryanarayanan. “MWGrid: A System for Distributed Agent-Based Simulation in the Digital Humanities.” In Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/ACM 16th International Symposium on Distributed Simulation and Real Time Applications, 124–31. IEEE Computer Society, 2012
- Craenen, Bart, Vinoth Suryanarayanan, Vincent Gaffney, Philip Murgatroyd, and Georgios Theodoropoulos. “MWGrid: Distributed Agent-Based Simulation in the Digital Humanities.” In Proceedings of the Winter Simulation Conference, 376. Winter Simulation Conference, 2012
- Ch’ng, E., H. Chapman, C. Gaffney, V. Gaffney, P. Murgatroyd, and W. Neubauer. “Landscapes without Figures: Big Data, Long Waves and the Formative Role of Archaeological Computing.” IEEE Comput 44 (2011): 40–46
- Haldon, John, Vince Gaffney, Georgios Theodoropoulos, and Phil Murgatroyd. “Marching across Anatolia: Medieval Logistics and Modeling the Mantzikert Campaign.” Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 2011, 209–35